What is Jewelry Ceramic
A lightweight material, ceramic is produced as a non-metallic allowing for a very reasonable price point in a variety of colors, the most popular being pure black. It is not the same ceramic you’d use for pottery, but a material composed of titanium metal and carbon atoms. Rings are made out of jewelry grade zirconium ceramic, also known as titanium carbide. Its durability is comparable to tungsten and since it has a natural pure black color, it won’t reveal other colors if scratched like some other rings. The color is also not plating so it will never fade or scratch off. Its overall look is sleek and shiny and due to its high melting point, ceramic rings won’t bend out of shape due to extensive wear.
Ceramic rings generally run true to size and cannot be resized. Ceramic, like tungsten, will hold its polish for the life of the ring. Ceramic is slightly harder than tungsten, making it slightly more brittle. A disadvantage to ceramic rings is they can easily shatter or crack on hard surfaces. Ceramic rings are very strong but can still be broken/removed in emergency situations.
Ceramic/Titanium Carbide Care
Similar to the care of metal jewelry, routine cleaning will help to maintain its unique appearance. Ceramic jewelry should be cleaned with a mild solution of detergent-free soap and warm water, using a soft cloth. Harsh jewelry cleaners can break down the surface luster of ceramic jewelry and should be avoided.